How to take photos with a wide angle lens

One of the great things about having an interchangeable lens camera is that you can, you know, change lenses. It’s not just a case of switching between focal lengths to crop more or less tightly around a subject, each focal length has a set of properties that give your images are particular look. However, the [...]

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10 essential camera settings every new camera owner should know

If you have got a new camera for Christmas or in the January sales, it can take a while to get the hang of where everything is, particularly if you have upgraded to an SLR or compact system camera from a point and shoot device. There is a lot to get your head around, but it’s not really that difficult – here are 10 ‘must know’ functions and settings to help get you started faster.

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How to use your flashgun for more creative images

Although they may be totally competent in using their camera and setting exposure, many photographers are nervous about using a flashgun. There’s something about employing this light source that they find a little intimidating. But actually, when you’re shooting with a digital camera you have very little to lose, if a shot doesn’t work you [...]

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